From the kitchen window - No 1 (many pics)

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From the kitchen window - No 1 (many pics)

Postby taswegian » Tue 01 Jan, 2013 4:37 pm

These are a few (?) pictures taken through our kitchen window.
A year or so back after spending 20+ years gazing at this site each and all day I decided I'd take a photo every morning of our great Mt Roland.
They were taken as is, through a double glazed window and if it was grubby then so be it.
It graduated to any time of the day so here goes.
I realise there are many pics, so hope it doesn't break anything - rules included.

Majority on a Canon G12, a couple on an Olympus EM 5

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From the kitchen window - No 2

Postby taswegian » Tue 01 Jan, 2013 4:43 pm

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From the kitchen window - No 3

Postby taswegian » Tue 01 Jan, 2013 4:52 pm

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From the kitchen window - No 4

Postby taswegian » Tue 01 Jan, 2013 4:56 pm

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From the kitchen window - No 5

Postby taswegian » Tue 01 Jan, 2013 5:00 pm

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A very wild and windy sky


Not really complete without the reciprocal view - to be continued
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Re: From the kitchen window - No 1 (many pics)

Postby corvus » Tue 01 Jan, 2013 5:19 pm

Great shots taswegian :) wonder if anyone has picked out the reclining figure on Roland ?
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Re: From the kitchen window - No 1 (many pics)

Postby Davo1 » Tue 01 Jan, 2013 5:37 pm

It stands out better in some than others.
One thing I cannot figure though, is it male or female?

Great pics by the way.
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Re: From the kitchen window - No 1 (many pics)

Postby blacksheep » Tue 01 Jan, 2013 5:38 pm

Isn't that great! Everyday a delight. Thanks for sharing, seeing the various guises of the same view is really pleasing. I might try the same!
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From the kitchen window - No 6

Postby taswegian » Tue 01 Jan, 2013 5:39 pm

Thanks Corvus
I grew up knowing that as 'The Niggers Head'. It was never in a demeaning way and I don't ever think it was meant as a such.
I trust it is not offensive to mention that here. Where we came from the natives (of that place) were quite OK with that. But that was a day or two±² back.
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a few more before I get to the top.
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Not many snowy ones unfortunately - climate change!
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From the kitchen window - No 7

Postby taswegian » Tue 01 Jan, 2013 5:48 pm

now to the top.
Sometimes the view is same as from below.
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Not much to look at


next few a couple of days ago
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the view in reverse

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westwards to Black Bluff etc

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south to Cradle Lake St Clair Reserve

last one - and what a sight these were.
There were many dotted about the cliffs etc.
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Blanfordia - Christmas Bells


Now you know what a beaut mountain we have go and find out for yourself and enjoy.
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Re: From the kitchen window - No 1 (many pics)

Postby Miyata610 » Tue 01 Jan, 2013 5:56 pm

Great pics. Thanks for sharing.

Here's a view of the same hill from my kitchen window.

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Re: From the kitchen window - No 1 (many pics)

Postby Davo1 » Tue 01 Jan, 2013 6:05 pm

Thanks for sharing Taswegian.
I enjoy the rock from any perspective and look at its changing moods daily.
Not quite as up close and personal though.
Thanks again.. :-)

I hope you don't mind but heres another from a different perspective, quite some ways away from our place.
If you look close on the eastern end you can see the wind blowing the snow. August 2012
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Re: From the kitchen window - No 1 (many pics)

Postby taswegian » Tue 01 Jan, 2013 6:42 pm

Davo1 and anyone - post as you will.
It's about Mt Roland and getting others involved
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Re: From the kitchen window - No 1 (many pics)

Postby Nuts » Tue 01 Jan, 2013 6:49 pm

8) Beautiful part of the world!! (I'd have to get on the roof :( )
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Re: From the kitchen window - No 1 (many pics)

Postby corvus » Tue 01 Jan, 2013 7:17 pm

I see this Mountain almost every time I drive south down William Street Devonport and love how it changes with the seasons :)
Must head up there again soon.
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Re: From the kitchen window - No 1 (many pics)

Postby corvus » Tue 01 Jan, 2013 7:36 pm

Davo1 wrote:It stands out better in some than others.
One thing I cannot figure though, is it male or female?

Great pics by the way.


I like to think with all due respect to the dead that it is a good likeness of Truganini .
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Re: From the kitchen window - No 8

Postby taswegian » Fri 20 Dec, 2013 7:33 pm

Another year passes gazing each day at this gorgeous view.
Not much snow this year, but just lately the sky has put on some stunning displays.
I can only gaze in awe on such a majestic sight.
Here's a few of the latest
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and from this evening

Now what will tomorrow bring?

Well it just couldn't help itself.
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Night crept up and the whole area was aglow
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Re: From the kitchen window - No 1 (many pics)

Postby Giddy_up » Fri 20 Dec, 2013 9:02 pm

taswegian has the hay been fed, and if so when does the bailing start again. The smell of fresh hay is nearly as good as rain on parched cultivation.
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Re: From the kitchen window - No 1 (many pics)

Postby corvus » Fri 20 Dec, 2013 9:19 pm

Boasting again taswegian :lol:
How nice is that view :) ,just got another prospective of the Mountain from all places the high end of Percy Street Devonport .
Got to love our Mountain eh!!
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Re: From the kitchen window - No 1 (many pics)

Postby taswegian » Fri 20 Dec, 2013 9:23 pm

Not much hay just yet, but a fair amount of silage.
Yes, that scent is so nice.
Well to some. Others it brings on the miseries as hay fever kicks in.
I have to agree on the smell of rain on parched soil. It must have a two fold effect on those caught up in the miseries of drought.
Corvus who wouldn't boast about Roland.

Believe it or not some tourists arrive in Sheffield and ask "Is that Cradle Mt?"
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Re: From the kitchen window - No 1 (many pics)

Postby Nuts » Sat 21 Dec, 2013 9:00 am

You sure have a great view.. some very nice images. You must be tempted to roll in an old cart, set the foreground up a bit.. : ) It was indeed a beautiful sunset last night.
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Re: From the kitchen window - No 1 (many pics)

Postby stepbystep » Sat 21 Dec, 2013 9:59 am

Lovely! Roland is a nice chunk of rock.

Of course the pedant in me wants you to set up the same framing and stitch them together as a timelapse :wink:
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Re: From the kitchen window - No 1 (many pics)

Postby taswegian » Sat 21 Dec, 2013 10:14 am

Yes I have thought of a timelapse style presentation for my own benefit and view it on a big screen. It is a work yet to be done.
I literally have many hundreds of images at various times of the day/ year taken over the past 28 years I've lived here at this place.

I played with my phone and timelapsed some images of Roland.
I am wanting to setup the Olympus and test that time lapse.
It really is amazing how quickly and how dramatically light and clouds change.
Last night the light faded and the sky turned many shades of grey and I packed up and posted the 'last' for the day when suddenly the whole area just came alive in a deep red glow. It was just so impressive.
And like Nuts said it was a very beautiful sunset.
It lingered long after it turned dark.
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